About the Authors

Negar Seyed

Affiliation Molecular Immunology and Vaccine Research Lab, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran

Farnaz Zahedifard

Affiliation Molecular Immunology and Vaccine Research Lab, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran

Shima Safaiyan

Affiliation Molecular Immunology and Vaccine Research Lab, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran

Elham Gholami

Affiliation Molecular Immunology and Vaccine Research Lab, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran

Fatemeh Doustdari

Affiliation Molecular Immunology and Vaccine Research Lab, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran

Kayhan Azadmanesh

Affiliation Department of Virology, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran

Maryam Mirzaei

Affiliation Health Care Center, Chaheshk, Mashhad, Iran

Nasir Saeedi Eslami

Affiliation National Cell Bank of Iran, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran

Akbar Khadem Sadegh

Affiliation Department of Electron Microscopy and Clinical Research, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran

Ali Eslami far

Affiliation Department of Electron Microscopy and Clinical Research, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran

Iraj Sharifi

Affiliation School of Medicine, Leishmaniasis Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

Sima Rafati

sima-rafatisy@pasteur.ac.ir

Affiliation Molecular Immunology and Vaccine Research Lab, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SR NS IS. Performed the experiments: NS FZ SS EG FD MM NSE AKS. Analyzed the data: NS SR KA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AEf. Wrote the paper: NS SR.